The Fuqua School of Business
December 2015
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2016 Online Career Workshops

We are pleased to announce our new online career workshop topics for 2016! From alumni career resources to maintaining career resilience to leveraging Duke to start your own business, we've got you covered.

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Fuqua Reunions 2016: Registration Opens in February

Stay tuned in the new year for more information about the weekend's events and the launch of early bird registration in February. Meanwhile, check out a tentative schedule for the weekend, including kick-off reception at the Nasher Museum of Art, academic sessions with Shane Dikolli and Wilfred Amaldoss, a school update from Dean Boulding, activities for families, class dinners at Fuqua and around town, and so much more.


FuquaVision 25th Anniversary

This spring marks the 25th anniversary of FuquaVision, the brilliant TV comedy produced by generations of bored Fuquans desperately seeking entertaining ways to avoid actually doing schoolwork. If you've ever appeared in a sketch, ever attended a pitch session, or ever crammed into Geneen (or a classroom) to watch an episode, you're invited to join us for a celebration during Fuqua Reunions 2016 featuring an all-new episode of alumni-created content!  Come enjoy and laugh... or at least fake it in respect for your elders. Join our Facebook event to learn more.

Upcoming Events




What Tim Cook Told Me When I Became Dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

In a recent LinkedIn post, Dean Bill Boulding reflected on advice given to him by Apple CEO Tim Cook MBA '88 soon after he became dean. In a struggle to do it all, the advice was simple--focus.


Duke Executive Education: Your 2016 Development Strategy

Deloitte's infographic "Meet the Modern Learner" highlights that 1% of a typical workweek is all the time you may have for your professional development.  Is that enough of an investment in you and your team?  Duke Executive Education provides 3-5 day programs on leadership, management, team-building, communication, negotiations, financial analysis and health care.  Alumni receive a 25% tuition reduction or 30% if sponsoring three participants. 

Alumni Q&A

Sharon Bracken

Sharon Bracken MBA '13
Abbott Point of Care

"The most enjoyable part of the job is working with a group of people who all want to change the world for the better--I see many parallels with the Team Fuqua culture and aspiration."

Learn more about Sharon




Anne Sempowski Ward '94, MBA '04 Wins May-Penn Award

Congratulations to Anne Sempowski Ward '94, MBA '04, who received the May-Penn Award for Excellence during the 2015 Duke MBA Workshop for Minority Applicants. Vice-Chair of Fuqua's Minority Alumni Advisory Board, Anne has made an impact both at Fuqua and within the wider Duke community.


Mentor a Daytime MBA Student

They have questions, you have answers. Share your post-MBA wisdom and industry knowledge as a mentor for a Daytime MBA student.  You can learn more about this opportunity on the alumni website and sign up for the spring session by January 15.

Sign up

Alumni Award Nominations Needed

This spring, Fuqua will recognize alumni who make outstanding contributions to the school and their communities. Consider nominating a fellow alumnus for the Alumni Award for Exemplary Service, the Alumni Impact Award or the Leader of Consequence Award. Visit our volunteer recognition page to learn more about the awards and last year's winners.

Make a nomination



14 Days Left in 2015 to Support the Fuqua Annual Fund!

The calendar year is coming to a close in just two weeks! In this season of giving, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Fuqua Annual Fund. Annual Fund dollars are critical to providing merit scholarships, supporting our award-winning faculty's teaching and research, and offering programs that connect academics with practice. Your gift--large or small--makes a difference!

Happy Birthday!

Adrienne Clough MBA '10
Kat Fogartie MMS '14
Mike Giuffre MBA '14
John Howard MBA '02
David Jackson MBA '10
Rae Krucoff '10, MBA '14
Adarsh Seetharam MBA '12
Andy Voss MBA '90
John Young MBA '91

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday today, December 17, "Where are you now?"

Here's what they said...




Online Career Workshop: Career Resources for Alumni

Whether you're in an active career search or looking to make smart decisions in managing your career, Fuqua's Career Management Center is here for you. Join our online career workshop on January 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET to learn more about the many resources available to you, both online and in person.

Top Picks for Holiday Reading

As the holiday season approaches and many of you reflect on the past year and make goals (and resolutions) for 2016, the team at Fuqua's Career Management Center wanted to share some of their "Top Picks" for career-related books or blogs they've read over the course of the year. Happy holiday reading!

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